Friday, September 3, 2010

Inspiration - Alpaca Hemp Yarn & TGIF

This week I stopped into A Tangled Tale yarn shop to check out some intriguing yarn just in - a blend of un-dyed alpaca and hemp.  

This 400 yard, 180 gram hank has a really interesting texture and lovely drape.  The natural alpaca colors include flecks of brown, black, rust and tan, plied with the natural hemp, and I love the heathery, tweedy effect.  It will be fun to try out some ideas I have.  

What a busy week it's been for our family.  It seems I've flown from one thing to another with little time to knit or even take photos of stuff I've finished. I have; however, been busy at work on bits and parts of lots of projects and patterns for fall, including one that will be available as soon as I work out one or two more details and it's been test knit; it should be ready in the next couple of weeks.  

This weekend is Labor Day holiday in the US and I'll be taking a few days off from posting in this blog.  Part of that time will be spent visiting with relatives and part visiting some new yarn shops.  I hope to finish up a bunch of little projects I have going during this time as well and be back early next week with lots of photos to post.  

It was just one month ago that I took this photo of some blooming thistles.

And now, they look like this.  Still lovely, and food for the Goldfinches, but their life cycle is at an end. 

Time flies, and none of us is guaranteed another moment on earth, so I encourage everyone to make each day count for eternity and share love with someone else.  

TGIF, have a safe and fun holiday and weekend!  Peace and blessings to you my friend.


  1. The yarn is beautiful!! I've never been to A Tangled Tale and have been meaning to get there (I'm just looking at your Brandywine Falls Wrap and it is gorgeous!!!). Anyhow, I also love the thistles. We had them in our yard growing up but my mom thought they looked too much like weeds. Since then I haven't been able to find them anywhere! Nice to see a picture of some.

    xo Erin

  2. Thank you Erin! I am looking forward to trying some ideas with it. Along with fluidity, it has such an interesting, earthy feel, while still being soft.